Reconcile an incorrect payment to employee

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Reconcile an incorrect payment to employee

I accidentally paid an employee their gross amount rather than the net amount. So the payrun is correct, but the bank transfer is wrong.
I was going to take the extra amount from her pay next week but I'm not 100% sure how to reconcile the overpaid bank transaction in myob essential. At first, I thought the easiest thing to do would be to delete the pay and recreate one where the take home pay is the amount I accidentally paid her but I can't generate this exact figure as no combination of her rate and hours makes this exact amount. Can you please advise the best way to reconcile the bank transaction?
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Re: Reconcile an incorrect payment to employee

Hi @svetlanamelik 


Thanks for your post. I think the easiest way to handle this would be using a clearing account. 


- Create a new account as a clearing account, I would set it as a new bank account.

- Go to Payroll > Payroll settings > temporarily set the new clearing account as the Pay From account.

- Delete the original pay, then re-record it. 

- Process the next weeks pay to the clearing account.

- Allocate those bank transactions to the clearing account as well, which returns its account balance to $0.

- Change the Pay From account to the main bank account again.


Please let me know if you need further help.


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